12/05/2020

Messy testing - Onyx, Cotton and Swan ltd run


Today I am looking at two very pretty new white opal glass colours from CiM. Here is a side by side comparison of Swan ltd run and Cotton ltd run hearts which are variations on CiM's Marshmallow opal white.

Swan is what CiM describe as a misty opal. It was made in a very small quantity and will not likely be readily available in the UK. I have made a pair of hearts with Swan and wrapped them with a black stringer of another new glass called Onyx ltd run.

Cotton is a transparent opal glass, very similar to Marshmallow but more lovely in that it lets more light pass through it than the original more opaque opal white colour does.
These little striped lentil beads show how Onyx behaves over the new white opals. Over swan is holds it's crisp edges quite well, though I have overheated  (boiled) it whilst melting the stringer down flat and caused some textured micro-bubbles to form. Over Cotton it looks quite different, those crisp edges are nowhere to be seen and the Onyx stringer has taken on a feathered look as I melted it in over the top Cotton.

Jolene x


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